Hypertext Webster Gateway: "opposed"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Oppose \Op*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Opposed}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Opposing}.] [F. opposer. See {Ob-}, {Pose}, and cf.2d
{Appose}, {Puzzle}, n. Cf.L. opponere, oppositum.]
1. To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to

Her grace sat down . . . In a rich chair of state;
opposing freely The beauty of her person to the
people. --Shak.

2. To put in opposition, with a view to counterbalance or
countervail; to set against; to offer antagonistically.

I may . . . oppose my single opinion to his.

3. To resist or antagonize by physical means, or by
arguments, etc.; to contend against; to confront; to
resist; to withstand; as, to oppose the king in battle; to
oppose a bill in Congress.

4. To compete with; to strive against; as, to oppose a rival
for a prize.

I am . . . too weak To oppose your cunning. --Shak.

Syn: To combat; withstand; contradict; deny; gainsay; oppugn;
contravene; check; obstruct.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: in opposition to (a policy or attitude etc.); "an opposing
vote" [syn: {opposing}]
2: being in opposition or having an opponent; "two bitterly
opposed schools of thought" [ant: {unopposed}]

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